Australia’s largest national park: Kakadu National Park, covers almost 20,000 square kilometers. Travelling there may be on your bucket list, but you haven’t been able to tick that one off yet. Thankfully Google have captured the terrain encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, it’s home to the world’s oldest living culture...
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    Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is on stage at the Google I/O keynote and just announced the first new product, Google Assistant. It’s a context-aware voice-search, but we can think of it as the first bot that’s usable by real people. The idea here is that you can simply look...
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    If you’ve ever spent time in Asian countries, you’ll know that tapping your phone to pay is second nature. Despite mobile phone manufacturers including the required technology in our devices for years, Australians still can’t use this option. Google’s has confirmed today that Android Pay is coming to Australia...
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    Google officially announced the latest iteration of its Android operating system, dubbed Marshmallow, earlier in the year. Since then, it hasn’t taken much more than a brief Web search to gather details relating to how Android 6.0 will help shape new devices and services from Google. This morning, we learned...
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    GoPro, Inc has announced their insanely awesomely awesome Odyssey, a 16-camera rig designed for Google’s 3D, 360° virtual reality platform. The Odyssey will be available in limited numbers and doesn’t come cheap at US$15,000. Professional content creators and producers can apply to participate in Jump, through the Odyssey Limited...
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    Overnight YouTube have launched their live streaming site to take on the industry leading in video game live streaming, Twitch.tv. YouTube Gaming is leveraging the power of their existing catalogue of gaming captures, presumably thanks to tagging. While there’ll be plenty of people who do use the service to...
  • Android 6.0 is M for Marshmallow, SDK available to developers

    Overnight Google announced the next version of Android, M, will stand for Marshmallow. There’s no fancy corporate associate on this one, like we had with KitKat, but with the food product now know, our attention turns to what will be included in the next release. Version 6.0 of Android...
  • Google+ is dead. Dropped from Photos, YouTube etc

    Google’s big experiment in social is over. Google+ launched back in mid-June and now it looks like the experiment is over. Google went super aggressive on forcing users to move to Google+ accounts on basically every service they offer. I can personally attest to the Google+ vs YouTube account...
  • Brisbane turns to cardboard VR to promote the city

    Brisbane is using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to promote their city. In an Australian tourism first, they’re giving Melbournians and Sydneysiders the chance to experience Brisbane in an effort to increase tourism, something that’s probably an easy sell on a chilly winter morning. While viewing the videos via...
  • Watch the Google I/O 2015 live stream and social stream in one place

    Google IO developer conference is on tomorrow and this year the annual event has plenty of expectations. From Android on the phone, to Chromecast in the living room, even Auto in the car and Wear on your wrist, Google is everywhere in our lives and at I/O in 2015,...
  • Test your website’s mobile-friendliness or dissapear

    Last week Google made an important change to their search algorithm. If your website doesn’t perform well on mobile devices, it won’t be shown in mobile search results. With users accessing the web increasingly from mobile devices over desktops, this change can make or break a business. Google have...
  • Google kicks off .HOW to help teach people awesome stuff

    Google have launched a new site today that encourages people to register the .HOW top level domain. They aren’t selling domains directly, but make it super simple to check if a domain is available and buy it if it is. The goal here is to encourage people to create...
  • Google and Fidelity now own 10% of SpaceX

    Travelling to space is hard and expensive and the risks taken by Elon Musk are now paying off. After securing many contracts with NASA and private companies to send things to space, SpaceX has just announced their latest round of funding. A combined $1 Billion has been invested in...
  • Telstra working on Google Glass app

    While you’re busy finishing work and getting ready for Christmas tomorrow, Telstra have snuck out some interesting news this morning on Facebook. Telstra are working on app for Google Glass. Their post reads What features would you like to see in our new Google Glass app? The post doesn’t...
  • The internet fits in your hand now

    We’ve been talking about the Internet of things for years now and how these connected devices are going to change our world. Well a company out of Silicon Valley are working on some tiny computers that fit in your hand. After speaking at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, Robert...
  • Australia’s biggest YouTube videos and channels of 2013

    It’s simple, it’s catchy and incredibly annoying, but you love What Does the Fox Say? It says I just trended harder than any other YouTube clip in 2013. Ylvis is comprised of Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, the clip was viewed more than 276 Million times worldwide and...
  • DIY Google Street View with Photo Sphere

    Google Street View is one of the single coolest pieces of technology that exists, period. Being able to virtually navigate around the world is a stunning achievement and should be heavily commended. There is of course limitations to the locations Google cars, bikes and people with backpacks, were able...
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    The best places to source 4K content for that UHD display

    Ultra high definition displays are coming your way and fast. So if you decide to pull the trigger on a screen with four times the resolution of 1080p, where are you going to get content from? As the price of 4K or UHDTVs comes down rapidly, getting content is...

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